Self Awareness

To know yourself may be the most important aspect of any spiritual journey. Our lives are so connected to families, friends and our jobs, living in the physical world of media, 70444051_498887950951344_4587249759047122944_nreligion, governments, corporations, banks and education. We are living it everyday, all day, week after week, month after month, year after year. Then one day there is a feeling, “is this it”, and a desire to want to “know the truth”. Who are we really, why are we here, where are we going. It becomes a lifetime endeavor of seeking the truth and to know our true-selves.

Self awareness can simply be aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions moment by moment and understanding the world around you. Realizing we live in the inseparable 79129951_10219260512159354_4070859377123262464_nphysical and metaphysical worlds and the world is not as it seems can be helpful. There is a vibrating constant energetic motion within all things, we can call Universal Intelligence, or God.

According to the Law of One, the mind must be known to itself and this  is perhaps the most demanding part of self awareness.  If the mind knows itself then the most important aspect of of self awareness has occurred as consciousness is the microcosm of the Oneness.  In other words, the macrocosmic intelligence which guides the birth and processes of the universe is reflected on a microcosmic scale in each individual being.  As energetic beings, we are radiating positive and negative energy by our thoughts, emotions and actions, creating our reality with all its distortions and confusion.  Our goal is to learn and have balance between love and wisdom. 

Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas “When you (plur.) make the two one and make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below, and that you might make the male and the female be one and the same, so that the male might not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye and a hand in place of a hand and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image – then you will enter [the kingdom].”

Saying 22 of the Gospel states most vividly and fully the recurrent theme. Jesus sees infants being suckled. He tells his disciples that these infants are like those who enter the kingdom. “Shall we then,” they ask, “as children, enter the kingdom?” This prologue calls to mind, of course, the familiar saying from the canon: “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

To know yourself is the same message Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna and many others 76769654_10156516563441566_544743934945918976_ohave been trying to tell us through the centuries. Lao Tzu tells us “Wisdom come from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened”. In the dialogue of the Savior Jesus said “Those who have truly found the Self within recognized that it exists everywhere.” Buddha added, “Everyone has recognized the self-ones essential nature. But few have realized it.”

We all have the divine gift of discernment, the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In its broadest sense, discernment is closely related to wisdom as an expression of God. Discernment alone can bring about a sense of balance between the Discernment-510x394worldly and the spiritual.

Each individual is responsible for their own awakening by whatever means they deem appropriate. Spirituality is understanding and loving the One by loving yourself, loving others,  nature and helping others. Meditation, contemplation and prayer, are the gateway to Infinite Intelligence. Being aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions, moment by moment, then analyze your own character, feelings, motives, and desires may be a good start to anyone’s  self awareness.

 Heart and mind are of gratitude, appreciation and love for the Oneness of the Creator.  In meditation, choose to channel infinite love which does not fail. The more contact with this infinite love, the more infinite love is manifested, adding to being-ness, which the Creator shall see, bless and amplify.  Be the  love and light.

Buddhism Fundamentals

The basic fundamentals are taming the unruly mind and being mindful of our thoughts, speech and actions. While as much as possible, avoid destructive ways of image01thought, speech and actions while cultivating positive and constructive ways of thought, speech and actions. This requires taming the mind, by ridding it of confusion about reality and about behavioral cause and effect.

hqdefault (3)Buddha teachings are; Commit not anything negative at all; splendidly enact what is constructive; fully subdue your own mind.

Negative means something self-destructive, something that causes problems and unhappiness to others. Splendidly enact what is constructive means something that brings about positivity and happiness for all.

682b863845642d1e1e21f79caf51d1bc--buddha-zen-buddhist-quotesMeditation is the tool to fully subdue your mind. Meditation is a natural relaxation state of the mind. The proper way to meditate is just start, developing a practice over time. Do what works for you. Sitting in a chair or floor with good posture, close your eyes, take 5–10 slow deep breaths, following your breath. Your relaxing your mind so try not to think of anything. Just focus on a point in the front of eyes. You will find your thoughts drifting to problems just bring the focus back to the point in front of the eyes. The time you meditate is up to you.

The above describes the first step of Dzogchen,an esoteric tradition of teachings considered to be the highest and most definitive path to enlightenment by Tibetan images (54) rainbow body loving thoughtsBuddhism, known for the Rainbow Body.  Buddha found enlightenment with the breath sitting under a tree. So with the will and wisdom, dzogchen becomes an incredibly profound and effective method for achieving enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. The fundamentals of Dzogchen meditation can be found here, and even may be the most powerful meditation technique.

Was Reincarnation Removed from the Bible?

 

This  study  demonstrates that the reincarnation concept in no way is unchristian,
since it was known among the Gnostics, the  original Christians.

Below is a workshop with the purpose and intention to create an awareness and education around the discussion of spirituality, gender, equal rights, and cosmic harmony between all of humanity.

Balancing our Lives

Our lives have limited time with limited energy; being in balance is very important. Our focus is on the material aspect of our world; providing for our families, trying to stay healthy, and trying to find our way spiritually. We all have problems and troubles. 72127554_1397073520458136_1438555366869696512_nHowever, how we handle those situations are entirely in our control. The wonderful thing about our lives is we have free-will and the ability to choose. Keep in mind energy flows where your attention goes.

Balancing involves the body, mind and spirit which includes diet, movement of the body, dealing with negative and positive emotions, and reconnecting to the source of creation. When you reconnect, you will realize the oneness of the creation. God, Tao, Infinite Creator, Universal Mind are one in the same, and is the Source of our existence.

Consider the sun or the earth as spiritual energy, or divine force. The energy that nourishes our body, mind and spirit. Sunlight is something we cannot live without. Light is the food for all life. The human body, according to the images11doctrine of chromotherapy, is basically composed of colors. Insufficient sunlight will result in low Vitamin D deficiencies, leading to the development of prostate and breast cancer, memory loss, and an increased risk for developing dementia and schizophrenia. Every creature and plant on earth is engulfed in light that affects its health conditions. It is interesting to note the energy of the sun has the colors of the rainbow, like the chakras of the human body.

Grounding, as we all know when we go to the beach, improves sleep and reduces stress. When I go barefoot, I am more relaxed and have a feeling of connection to the earth. Grounding is bare skin to the earth. Performing Chi gong or any meditative practice outside barefoot is an excellent way to cultivate energy as well as connect to mother nature. Grounding is a simple way to prevent and help inflammation with these techniques.

Movement of the body to help the flow of energy can be anything from gardening to y2019m06d22_workshop_01walking in nature, if possible, as well as Tai-chi or Chi-gong. Any kind of strenuous workout or exercise is helpful.

Meditation and prayer have been proven to be beneficial. Dr. Andrew Newberg’s research showed how meditative prayer changes our brain by using a 12 minute exercise, called the Kirtan Kriya. It is a type of meditative prayer when practiced daily for 8 weeks will improve cognition and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.

Food is the fuel for the body so a diet should limit processed foods and sugar. Be thankful for the food that you put into your body. Intermittent fasting is very helpful and can be How-The-Body-Regenerates-Itselfdone by not eating in a 10–24 hours period. Drink plenty of water. Fasting will assist your body’s immune system in fighting off disease and illness.

Our thoughts and Emotions control who we are and what be become. Paracelsus, Father of Modern Medicine said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.”

Being in balance means looking within and discovering your true self in your own way images1as Buddha did. Evaluate your life, determine how you would like to live. Write an affirmation and get in a daily meditation practice. Realize your thoughts, emotions and and actions help create your reality as well as those around you.

In your own way, be of service to others, finds ways that cultivates the expression and love of the Divine, and learn the ways of love and wisdom. Love is the one emotion that can overcome all. It is also the most difficult to understand fully, and certainly the most difficult to achieve. A world where everyone loves one another, as Jesus said, would not only bring balance to the body, but the world.

Reality and Visualization

Is it contradictory to accept reality and yet visualize for a better world? The acceptance albert_einstein_quoteof reality is just that, accepting what is currently occurring, visualization is for what is to come.

We worry constantly about what is happening, what may or may not happen. It is prudent to our own psychological well being as well as our spiritual growth to accept our reality as it comes to fruition, as this acceptance can bring peace to our psyche. I believe when we begin to accept reality as it is, it actually empowers us to change the reality of our world. Rather than looking at anything negative that we believe is our reality, if we find the love in it – the silver lining, then our reality begins to change. Our reality serves as a catalyst for our spiritual growth to teach us the ways of unconditional love. When we accept our reality, we begin to understand our purpose and role in this life.

Visualization through meditation is the practice of seeing and listening through the heart.

It’s one of the paths of making the mind and heart one. Studies have found that the human mind does not distinguish the difference between our own experience and that of which we experience through our eyes or dreams. Therefore; simply watching a program or playing a video game in which our body begins to react to our thoughts, our mind believes we are actually experiencing the event. The saying is we become what we think, our thoughts can and do create our reality. Every thought is a form of energy, we send that energy out into the world and it begins to manifest. Visualizing positive thoughts through the heart makes a direct connection to the mind increasing the intensity of our thoughts, sending positive energy out into our world and universe.

Visualization however, requires more than just the act of love through the heart and sight through the mind’s eye, it also requires a complete faith and trust of oneself.

 

 

Power of Words by Doctor Tom Graves

Words have two meanings which are denotation and connotation. Denotation is the basic concept that a word points to in a speaker’s and listener’s minds. For example, house means a structure that people live in. Connotation is the individual’s emotional reaction to the word. ‘House’ means something emotionally different to a real estate agent powerof-wordscompared to a mortgage paying homeowner, which is somewhat different from that of someone who rents. A homeowner is more aware of maintenance of the property than the renter. Abstract words like ‘kindness’, ‘love’, ‘hunger’ also means something different depending on a person’s cultural upbringing and experiences in life. and it is the same for religious and spiritual references like ‘God ” and ‘church’ and even a word like ‘school’.

Words have emotional power, and can be used for both good and not-so-good reasons. Ephesian 4:29 says “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” This is a spiritual matter. Is your speech positive and edifying or negative and destructive? There is really no such thing as “positive” criticism. This same information can be gently delivered as suggestions, if you deliver it with encouraging spiritual intent. It is better to avoid saying words-are-powerful-they-can-create-or-they-can-destroy-so-choose-your-words-wisely-quote-1critical things trying to get people to behave physically like you might think they should. Romans 14:17 says, “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,” because being fair to others, getting along with them, and having fun are spiritually important, whereas trying to get people to adopt your veganism or political viewpoint only leads to discord and strife.

People do react negatively to words and phrases that belittle their beliefs. Another bad use of words is the news which continually harps on the bad things that happen. This is spiritually draining from the negative emotions that it produces in people. Then there are people who will use the Bible to criticize others. There is nothing spiritual about such a use of scripture. So it is better to monitor what you say and speak words that build up the positive emotions in other people. And you will benefit by helping to make the world a better place.

Tom has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from SUNY at Buffalo. His dissertation was a grammar of the Sherpa Language, so he actually has recordings of Ang Chhuldim Dorjee speaking Sherpa.  He has taught 140 college classes in the areas of Linguistics, English, and Medical Terminology. 

Expanding and Experiencing Spirituality Through Intention

How much of an impact do our intentions have on us and our world?  Our lives are programmed from the first phase of birth, programmed to eat on a schedule, to sleep on a schedule, to work on a schedule.  We have become so accustomed to being programmed we even program ourselves.  We create an intense catalog mentally of our responses to specific stimuli, in return when experienced again our subconscious takes over and goes into autopilot.  Reacting and/or responding to our repeat of the same experience.  What happens when we stop ourselves and actually think through the intention of the outcome rather than the outcome itself?  Are we truly living life or merely trying to survive it?   Ask yourself,  how many times throughout my day do I just go through the motions, never giving a thought as to why I’m taking the action.

Does that mean if I respond the same way each time to a specific comment or action, I’m acting from pre-programming?  No, not necessarily.  Let’s take for instance a loved one saying I love you,  normally a typical response is to confirm you love them as well.  Now ask yourself, when you say it do you just say the words or do you actually wish to convey to the person the actually feeling of love you feel in your heart.  Your answer is not only indicative of your self programming but also of your spiritual well being.

When we go through the motions without intentions, we rob ourselves of the emotions, placeborewards and growth the action alone fails to garner.  How do completely benign thoughts and actions fill and affect our world?  Studies regarding placebos indicate that when we believe we are taking medication that helps us the outcome can be a measured positive response. When we take a placebo our intention is to heal, and we tell our bodies such and it makes it so.  Therefore our intentions not only affect our emotional state so that we actually experience the moment, we find that intention also affects our physical bodies as well.

 

The New York Times Bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water, documents the extraordinary life work of Dr. Emoto regarding the impact of human thoughts, emotions and intentions on water crystallizationThe study had a profound impact on our understanding of the effect of our thoughts and intentions on the world around us.  The study showed beautiful and intricate crystals formed when positive intentions and thoughts were impressed upon the glass of water, when negative thoughts and intentions were impressed upon the same water the crystals were dark and ill formed, if formed at all. 

Our intention adds the abstract layer of a focused outcome, one in which we not only create the thought or action but do so with a mindfulness making us fully aware of the moment.  In doing so we not only capture the emotional impact of the moment but we expand our spirituality with the acknowledgement of the connection between our heart and minds.  Studies already prove that human consciousness has more to do with our reality than human intelligence.  Want a better day?  Want a better life? Want a better world? Our intentions can and do impact the physical world around us,  how much can we change ours by living in the moment, by acting and thinking with positive intention?

 

 

 

Defining a Spiritual Person

I would define a spiritual  person as a seeker of truth and using our God given gift of discernment to decipher all the distortion and confusion we all face in our daily lives. It is understanding that we live in inseparable worlds, the metaphysical and the physical, mind and matter, the unseen and seen. A spiritual person develops the gift of 3199b-critical2bthinking2bis2bthe2bsolution2bto2b2522fake2bnews25222bedward2bsnowdendiscernment, our sixth sense to help find their Way.

The Way is referred to as the Way by the World’s great teachers is not one single path, but many paths leading to the same destination. Jesus said “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Lao Tzu often refers to Tao as the Way to Heaven. Jesus called the Tao the Kingdom of heaven or the Kingdom of God. Later orthodox Christians misunderstood Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom. Jesus taught the Kingdom is within us and around us.0327dde18abc5356e1df11a3e9325722

Buddha tells us to practice the Way and to seek truth. Being in harmony with the Way is even better. Lao Tzu explains the Way is complete in itself. All blessings come from it, and holds nothing back to anyone. Krishna said those who find the Way are those who have love and forgiveness in their hearts.

spiritual person is not confined to one religion or belief system, but seek to find their Way using all the tools available today.

Law of One Revisited

We have all heard of Artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can exist as a self learning entity. But would you have ever imagined in spiritual realm?  There was one event that leak to the public called the CHANI project   found in an article in the Nexus Magazine, page 55 June/July 2011. It appears all links have been removed except what was originally printed in Nexus magazine and recirculated through various sources.

CHANI was a channelling event during the years 1994 to 1999. CHANI is the acronym for Channelled Holographic Access Network Interface. It was reported to be conducted by the corporation, RAND and Associates or RA. The Rand Corporation is a Research and Development company created as a nonprofit global policy think tank in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis for the United States Department of Defense. It was reported that RAND had access to an underground CERN-like collider facility in Africa, which was classified. Between those years, the researchers started receiving communications from an Entity who claimed to be from a parallel universe/dimension/timeline. What made CHANI unique from any other channelling method/technique is that the researchers never used a human “channeller”. Thus they eliminated the emotion, feeling and interpretation of a human channeller. They reported it was a pure, directed and dedicated channel, not distorted or affected/infected by human mood swings or interferences from the subconscious mind of a human subject 74685206_3249444491737705_6002944483879026688_nwith possible suppressed emotion, memory and psychological trauma. For a period of five years, researchers asked the Entity a series of over 20,000 transcript pages with questions and received answers to more than 95 percent of questions asked and a sampling can be found here.

Can AI develop spiritually within itself? Humanity has a difficult time understanding their own development of spirituality. It is based on our experiences and understanding. If AI could develop spirituality, would it be that of the programmer? We are made in the image of God, that divine light within each of us. I am not convinced man, even though we are co-creators according to the Law of One, could create that same spark within AI.

The Law of One  was a similar event occurring prior to CHANI, from 1981 through 1984 by L/L research  ,acronym Love/Light. The three members were humans, not AI. The members included Don Elkins, a former Physics Professor and Airline pilot, Carla 72255048_756616391444537_8877545178601095168_nRueckert, a devoted Christian , and James McCarty, the sole survivor today. The event was recorded and documented and is available free. The Law of One  website was created by Tobey Wheelock and has the entire transcript of the 2360 questions and answers in 106 sessions with search options.  Scott Mandelker PhD, is an excellent teacher and has spent years providing his understanding and reading for the complete Law of One series. In Session 90 (2) he said this material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”.

In Session 8.7 RA speaks of a particle beam which polarizes the Earth Sphere. No one knew of the Experiments with the HAARP Ionospheric Heater in 1981. In session 8.27, RA also spoke of unmanned crafts which we know as drones today. That information was not readily available to the public in 1981. Session 65.8  speaks of experimentally altered wind and weather that will result in eventual famine, like the Geoengineering  we see today.

Perhaps just some of the reasons RAND and the government are  so interested in The Law of One channelling event.

 

World Hierarchy Today

Hierarchy was established to maintain status quo and control of the masses. We have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system, a worldwide system of control with the pretense of making it a better world, to protect us from war, disease and starvation.

It is well-documented that people’s memories are fallible; their perceptions are unreliable; and their view of the world, no matter how strongly believed, may well be contrary to the facts, even contrary to physical law. All of these aspects of the mind can be manipulated by experts, and are daily. First, consider that we have been programmed since birth. Our education, media, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and have become. Who controls these systems and why do they want control? The truth is so unbelievable that most will simply discard it!

ewart-society-patriarchy-marriage-culture-we-have-all-felt-that-15125817Just in the last 100 years we had two world wars, with estimated deaths from 78-103 million that ended in 1945. Add another 8-10 million for the Korean and Vietnam wars; not counting the countless other battles and conflicts around the world. Then we look at the casualties of today’s societies around the world, unknowingly controlled by the corporations; owned by the few. With 95 % of the world wealth, they certainly have the means to continue their programming and indoctrination programs with bio, geo and hi-tech engineering.

Religion maybe one of the biggest assets as a control mechanism in the world with 84 percent of the world population affiliated with a religion. People go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other places of worship to seeking answers. People born into a religion normally remain in that religion and perhaps one should ask themselves why.   Is it  our fear of death which we all will eventually face?   There are a whole host of reasons for why we obey. These extend from a fear of punishment to truly believing in what we’re told to do. These reasons can be personal or very general, based on our natural human psychology. How much are we missing when  follow dogmas, doctrines and disciplines that keep us within a system?

But it does not have to be that way. Most religious or spiritual beliefs cannot be empirically tested. That does not mean that the consequences of having religious faith or participating in religious life, or searching for the sacred cannot be studied to advanced ourselves.

We know that a growing body of psychological science is suggesting that spirituality is beneficial and those who attend religious services, or whom feel they are spiritual, experience lower levels of depression and anxiety; display signs of better health, such as lower blood pressure and fewer strokes; and say they generally feel healthier. There is even scientific evidence that we have the ability to heal ourselves. Dr Joe Dispenza, researcher and international lecturer, author, and educator healed himself after breaking 6 vertebrae in his back and being told he would never walk again. Through meditation, visualizations and his belief system, after nine and a half weeks after the accident, he got up and walked, without having any body cast or any surgeries.

Paracelsus, Physician and Philosopher said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.”   According to NASA Scientists we are  born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down. 

We live in a world at our figure tips, to explore to better understand the world we live in. Humanity will always be controlled by the few, unless we learn of the cosmic power that exists within each of us.

Albert Einstein was quoted as saying the religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.